September 22nd, 2013 12:02 EST
Purrfect Idea: Cat Cafe Opens In Paris! Video!
"France`s first `cat cafÃ©` opens on Saturday in Paris with an in house troupe of nine rescue cats ready and waiting to be made a fuss of by cat-loving customers.
Already popular in Tokyo where there are dozens, cat cafes allow customers who cannot have a pet at home to enjoy a cup of something hot with a purring cat perched on their knees.
Margaux Gandelon, the woman behind the new Cafe des Chats in Paris`s trendy Marais district, says the cats were carefully selected for their social skills and stresses that hygiene and their welfare are her top priorities."
New York Daily News
It`s no surprise that cat cafes are popular in Japan, a country that unleashed "Hello Kitty" on an unsuspecting world.
But now cat cafes are gaining popularity in Europe, and the first cat cafÃ© has opened in Paris, the Mecca of gourmet dining.
I hope this phenomenon takes root in America; I would love to sip a cup of coffee, relax and enjoy the feline ambience.
I have friends who love cats, but live in apartments that don`t allow pets; a cat cafÃ© would be perfect for them.
I can`t take my 22-pound cat, Tico, with me when I dine out, he`d be jumping on all the tables and tasting samples from everyone`s meals. But I would appreciate having cats around me while I eat; I plead for a cat-loving entrepreneur to open a chain of cat cafes in the United States.
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